Doha/Sputnik: A lasting ceasefire in Afghanistan will be reached once the governmental system in the country becomes Islamic, Suhail Shaheen, the spokesman for the Taliban's political office, said on the sidelines of the ongoing peace talks in Doha on Saturday.
Washington/Sputnik: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will hold on Saturday separate meetings with the delegations of the Afghan government and the Taliban Islamist movement on the sidelines of the intra-Afghan talks in Doha, the US Department of State said.
Kabul/Sputnik: The Taliban Islamist movement has attacked positions of the Afghan security forces in the eastern province of Nangarhar, leaving 16 servicemen dead and some more injured, a local source told Sputnik on Friday.
Moscow/Sputnik: The French Foreign Ministry expressed on Friday its discontent with the Afghan government's decision to release Taliban prisoners who were convicted to sentences for murdering French citizens, and Australia's high-ranking officials condemned the decision to transfer "sensitive" prisoners to Doha.
Kabul/Sputnik: At least two Afghan police officers were killed and two civilians were injured in a Taliban attack in the Nawa district of Helmand on Wednesday, a security source said.
Kabul: In a startling revelation, Taliban prisoners released by the Afghan government as part of a deal brokered by the United States aimed at ending almost 20 years of war are returning to the battlefield as commanders and fighters.
New York: The UN’s top official in Afghanistan has warned that with the formal launch of direct peace negotiations imminent, near-record violence in the country is creating an atmosphere of mistrust that risks derailing long-sought talks between the Government and the Taliban.
Kabul: Unknown gunmen killed religious scholar and Quran memorizer Mawlawi Mohajer in Afghanistan's Paktia province on Thursday, media reports said on Friday.
Paktia: At least three security officials were killed as Taliban militants attacked a public protection forces unit compound in Gardez city of Afghanistan's Paktia province on Tuesday, media reports said.
Moscow/Sputnik: The US military officials hold the Taliban responsible for the recent rocket attacks against the Camp Bastion air base and the Camp Dwyer forward operating base in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, The New York Times newspaper reported, citing sources.
Kabul/Sputnik: Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday condemned the deadly suicide bomb blast at a military base in the country’s north on Tuesday, saying the Taliban were squandering a chance to rebuild peace.
Kabul: Afghanistan defence officials on Sunday confirmed a key Taliban member who used to lead an insurgency group in Shakardara district of Kabul city has been arrested.
Islamabad/UNI: The Pakistan government has issued ‘a statutory notification’ ordering compliance with the United Nations’ Security Council (UNSC) sanctions against Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network.
Kabul: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday asked the Taliban group to end the ongoing violence and endorse the peace process.
Kabul/Sputnik: Two members of the Taliban group who were planning to send a mine were killed in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, the press service of the local police headquarters said on Saturday.